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Things to do in Liverpool

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Transportation
“Today the Albert Dock is one of Liverpool's most important tourist attractions and a vital component of the city's UNESCO world heritage Maritime Mercantile City. As well as being the number one tourist attraction in Liverpool, the Albert Dock is also the most visited multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom outside London, with in excess of four million visitors per year. Amongst the many attractions at the Albert Dock are the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story and the Tate Liverpool. As of 2008, bars and restaurants resident in the Albert Dock include Maray, Panam Bar & Restaurant, Revolution Bar, and Whats Cooking.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Entertainment
“You do not need to be attending a game to visit the ground of Liverpool. There are museum tours and an excellent sports shop with a vast history of the Liverpool Legends.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“Set on the vibrant Bold Street, LEAF is a great all around tea shop and bar, which also serves delicious locally-sourced food and hosts and an array of exciting events. The building itself is very art deco with high, lofty ceilings which creates an atmosphere that's fresh and easy to relax in.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Entertainment
“What is it? A 11,000-capacity arts and sports venue that opened in 2008. Why go? Those seeking an action-packed outing should check out the M&S Bank Arena, which regularly plays host to massive gigs, live sporting events, comedy shows and family-friendly performances. Sir Paul McCartney has graced the arena’s stage, and so too have Beyoncé and Iron Maiden. They’ve also held the Mobo Awards, Davis Cup and the GB Judo World Cup here, as well as telly favourites ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘The X Factor’. Plenty of strings to its bow, then.”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“World Museum in Liverpool houses amazing collections, from Egyptian mummies to casts of dinosaur bones.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Bright and bold Indian street food that’ll zap you full of energy. Mowgli was set up to challenge the idea that British ‘Indian food’ is limited to the high-calorie naans and chicken tikka masala you’ll find on hundreds of high streets. This is Indian food done the traditional way, and it’s exactly the type of healthy and aromatic grub that could put a big smile on your face. A great option for veggies and vegans.”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“focuses on the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. The museum which forms part of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, consists of three main galleries which Focusing on the lives of people in West Africa, their eventual enslavement, and their continued fight for freedom. Additionally the museum discusses slavery in the modern day as well as topics on racism and discrimination.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Route
“No trip to Liverpool is complete without a night out on Matthew street and its famous cavern club where the iconic beatles played regularly ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Once an industrial area, Baltic Triangle is an alternative hub with indie start-ups in former warehouses around Jamaica Street. It’s home to studios, casual canteen eating, and a garden for outdoor events at Constellations arts centre, plus a graffitied skatepark. Its cool cafes and drinking hangouts are filled with creatives, and by night there’s an edgy vibe to garage raves and dance clubs packed with hip locals.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Concert Square and Wood Street is a vibrant and busy night time destination”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the top rated trips in Liverpool. A must do for any traveller visiting Liverpool”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautifully crafted small plates (and some of the best veggie food in Liverpool). Maray was born when a group of friends decided to bring the atmosphere of Paris’s the Marais to Liverpool. Serving small plates inspired by Middle Eastern flavours, this trendy and intimate restaurant takes plant-based cooking to a whole new level. Maray also offers a tantalising selection of meat and fish dishes.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Everton FC have competed in the top division for a record 116 seasons and have missed the top division only four times (1930–31, 1951–52, 1952–53, and 1953–54) since the creation of the Football League, of which it is a founding member. Stadium Tours are available.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Get a head for heights and enjoy dinner with a view at Liverpool’s sky-high restaurant. This should be your go-to if you’re looking to impress a date. Only problem is, you’re likely to get distracted by the views. Panoramic 34’s killer location on the 34th floor of the West Tower is the perfect match for its impeccable menu.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“An eclectic multi-purpose arts space (that happens to do a dazzling Sunday roast). One of the city’s buzziest nightlife spots, Camp and Furnace is spread across several repurposed warehouses in the up-and-coming Baltic Triangle district. Its weekday menu includes the likes of homemade falafel, hearty burgers and their best-selling halloumi fries. The wildly popular Camp and Furnace Roast is available every Sunday, featuring a mouth-watering spread of organic meat, golden roast potatoes and the Yorkshire puddings of your dreams.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“We simply can’t make a list of the best places for drinking, dancing and being merry in the Merseyside without including the beloved Kasmier beer garden. This effortlessly cool, creative venue is one of Liverpool’s worst kept secrets. Leave the hustle and bustle of the streets, grab a beer and enjoy eclectic live music on the unique split-level staging. Head on over in Summer when the garden parties are in full swing, get festive in the Winter with the twinkling lights and mulled cider, whatever you do, don’t miss it !”
  • 21 locals recommend